"ABRAXIA THE DANCER" contains 23 of my poems inspired by a woman named Abraxia.
She is real; her name is not. I used to have an unrequited crush on Abraxia;
we were never more than friends.
TAD is "JTK.CA" NudistPoet
Jonathan Tad Ketchen (Creative Adventurer)
Copyright © JONATHAN TAD KETCHEN (JTK.CA)
Living in a bankrupt world:
Who goes under?
Who is a gigantic, smashing success?
Who is lining his pockets--
Stripping someone else's?
Who is bailed out?
Who is swept under the rug?
You may be fine tomorrow.
You may be dead tomorrow.
You may be rolling in money tomorrow.
You may not keep yourself fed tomorrow.
"Buxom women floating on their toenails"*
Used to be absolutely ravishing.
But today, we'll keep you fit and trim
With our new miracle diet pill program.
Please send an S.A.S.E. (you've been
"Suckered And Sold Envelope")
With your hard-earned money (so we can
Sit back and relax).
Ignorance will never make you blind to
The cruelties of economics.
You see painfully and clearly what's going on,
"What's going on?"
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* A quotation of Abraxia during a phone conversation